Title 14
Delinquent and Dependent Children

Chapter 6.1
The Interstate Compact for Juveniles

R.I. Gen. Laws § 14-6.1-2

§ 14-6.1-2. Amendment to compact.

The governor is authorized and directed to execute with any other state legally joining, an amendment to the compact in substantially the following form:

(1) This amendment shall provide additional remedies, and shall be binding only as among and between those party states which specifically execute the same.

(2) All provisions and procedures of the compact on juveniles shall be construed to apply to any juvenile charged with being a delinquent by reason of a violation of any criminal law. Any juvenile, charged with being a delinquent by reason of violating any criminal law, shall be returned to the requesting state upon a requisition to the state where the juvenile may be found. A petition in the case shall be filed in a court of competent jurisdiction in the requesting state where the violation of criminal law is alleged to have been committed. The petition may be filed regardless of whether the juvenile has left the state before or after the filing of the petition. The requisition described in the compact shall be forwarded by the judge of the court in which the petition has been filed.

History of Section.
P.L. 2003, ch. 187, § 2; P.L. 2003, ch. 191, § 2.